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Oshi no Ko Manga's Circulation Jumps 2.7 Times After Anime's Premiere

posted on by Alex Mateo
Circulation jumps from 4.5 million to 12 million

Shueisha announced on Monday that Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari's Oshi no Ko manga will have over 12 million copies in circulation as of the release of the manga's 12th compiled book volume on July 19. (The announcement did not specify if the total includes digital copies or not.) On that date, the manga's circulation numbers will have jumped 2.7 times since the anime premiered about three months ago.

The manga had 4.5 million copies in circulation in March, prior to the premiere of the manga's television anime adaptation. The manga doubled its circulation numbers with over 9 million copies on May 31, just under two months since the anime premiered.

The anime premiered in Japan on April 12 with a 90-minute first episode. HIDIVE streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and it is also streaming an English dub. The company stated that the anime has become the streaming service's "#1 series launch in the streamer's history."

The anime is getting a second season. HIDIVE will stream the season as it airs.

Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Yokoyari (Scum's Wish) launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in April 2020. Shueisha's MANGA Plus service is releasing the manga in English digitally. Shueisha published the manga's 11th compiled book volume on March 17.

Yen Press licensed the manga, and it describes the story:

Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who's in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he's about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol's greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum's Wish).

The manga won first place in the seventh "Next Manga Awards" (Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taishō) in 2021, and also won in the Best General Manga category in the 46th annual Kodansha Manga awards last year. The series was nominated for the 26th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize last year, and has also been nominated for the 14th and 15th Manga Taisho Awards. The manga ranked at #7 on the top 20 list of manga for male readers in the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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